Roy Thomson Hall will host an emergency relief fundraiser for Haiti on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. Doors open at 6:30p.m.
Eat, Drink and Give has teamed up with a number of Toronto restaurants and Ontario and international wineries, to plan an evening of food and wine, with all proceeds going to Médecins sans Frontieres/Doctors without Borders. Roy Thomson Hall generously donated the space for the fundraiser.
In a letter issued today, Dina Meghdadi of MSF Canada, stated that, “MSF is very grateful to the staff, volunteers and donors of Eat, Drink and Give for their generous support and hard work”.
Tickets for the fundraiser will go on sale on Monday January 25, through www.eatdrinkandgive.com. A dozen local and 5 international wineries are participating, along with a growing number of top Toronto area restaurants. Private collectors and wineries are also donating many items for auction. Two hundred early bird tickets will be available for $75, and the remainder will be sold at $100. One hundred VIP tickets will also be available at $150 which will give attendees a rare opportunity to experience a few classic aged or premium wines.
Médecins sans Frontieres/Doctors without Borders has been present in Haiti since 1991 providing emergency maternal and mental healthcare to thousands of women in and around Port-au-Prince.
To date, MSF has sent an additional 300 international and over 600 national staff to aid with the relief effort following the earthquake. They have treated over 6000 patients, performed close to 1000 surgeries, and sent in over 320 tonnes of medical aid so far.
Eat, Drink and Give is a small group of food and wine lovers in Toronto brought together by their support for local products. They have taken the opportunity to combine their common passion with the idea of helping Haiti recover from the aftermath of the devastating earthquake.
PLEASE DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE. Must be 19 years of age or older. No children, no infants.